Tuesday, March 12, 2013
My boys have been asking about homeschooling lately. Well, mostly my oldest but my youngest doesn't want to be left behind. Mostly I think it's because he's bored out of his mind in school. He's really smart but he's not in the advanced program because he scored 2 points under what you needed to get in. He rushes through tests so fast because they are so easy for him that he misses some. I'll ask him the answer when I'm looking at it and he'll give it to me right away. I'll ask him, "Well why did you put this?" And he'll just say, "Oh I didn't mean to put that!" Every time! He flies through his tests all the time and it drives me crazy! I always tell him to take his time. To double check his work. Etc, etc., etc. But nope, he's still in this regular class which would be fine if he wasn't so bored.
My other son is fine in the regular class. I don't think he needs to be in the advanced but Jacob does. His theory is that he should be in homeschool. But if he is in homeschool then my other would want to be in homeschool and that is A LOT to handle but I would have to be fair.
There is this charter school that I think would work well for Jacob but they are building a new school which will be 20 minutes away and you have to drive them both ways.
lol! My husband's argument is that the bus for the school they are in now is right at the corner.
I don't know what to do!! I think now that I wouldn't mind the driving them, (if they could even get in!) But that's now. What about in a year of driving them back and forth?
It's hard not knowing what to do when you want the best for your kids. And I want Jacob to know that I hear him and that I value what he says and feels and thinks and that I am trying to do my best for him and not just say, "Oh well kid, you're stuck."
I'm willing to try anything but homeschooling scares me! And excites me to in a way to be honest! lol! My fear with that is, we'll both get burned out after a few months. And that they just won't listen to me and then we'll be fighting all the time to get them to do their work. Hmmm..
Any homeschoolers out there??